The Met has created a couple of onlinecollectionsto highlight just a few of the 375,000 images now available in the public domain for anyone to use. The more amusing of these is the Met-staches collection of artwork subjects sporting a hairy upper lip. I was inspired tocompilemy own collection using our museum banners.
This article explains grooming trends in facial hair. Match these recent trends to the styles of yore, a few of which are represented in the banner details below. Chevron, Walrus, Pencil, Handlebar, Horseshoe, Cowboy, Fu-Manchu, Dali and Scruffy. For extra points, guess the artist and artwork. (to cheat, just click the image.)Posted in Musings